Jung II-woo appeared in many…many…many Japanese magazines at this time. Ilwoostory Japan did an impressive job collecting all these. I found a translation to one of the articles by a fan named “Snowy” through the site “werq!jung il woo.” Some of the photos in these magazines I had never seen, so it’s been such a delight looking at them!
Today (yesterday!) I attended the “March of Our Lives.” Students initiated and lead over 800 marches here in the USA to call for stricter gun control laws to keep our students and schools safe. Also to protest against gun violence in general. I share with you some of my photos from the Boston March, and others at the end of this post.
Ready? Set! Delight!!!
KBOOM Magazine July 2012 issue (2012.5.21 release) Cr. KBOOM & Ilwoostory Japan.
Korean Style Whirlwind July 2012 issue (2012.6.5 release) Cr. Korean Style Whirlwind & Ilwoostory Japan.
Hallyu Love Story Complete Guide Love issue of sparkling (2012.7.5 released) Cr. Hallyu Love Story Guide Love issue of sparkling & Ilwoostory Japan
Cr. Korean Wave 45 & Ilwoostory Japan.
Interview: Jung Il-woo met fans in Japan.
and promote “The Flower Boy Ramyun Shop” DVD release
Source: K-pop T.O.P. (韓流T.O.P.) . Vol.16 July issue
Date: May 18, 2012
Completed filming of “The Sun that embraces the Moon”, Actor Jungilwoo came to Japan to meet with his fans. In addition, he attended “The Flower Boy Ramyun Shop” DVD release promotion.
Starring in numerous praised dramas like “49 Days”, “Flower Boy Ramyun Shop” and “The Sun that embraces the Moon”, Jungilwoo is now being titled as “the viewership guarantor”. This time he came over for “The Flower Boy Ramyun Shop” promotion. He was so excited that a special arrangement had been made for him to cook ramen for the fans. Besides watching the romantic comedy, let’s talk about some details behind the scene with him.
Q: First of all, why would you choose to take up the role?
J: I found the story is very interesting with a fresh theme of ramen when I first read about the script. Besides, I haven’t taken up any roles as an arrogant rich
boy and I’d like to challenge a complete new image.
Q: What are the resemblances and differences between Jungilwoo and Chai Chisoo?
J: Resemblances….seems there aren’t too many. Well, I thought it might be our aggressiveness. Talking about differences, I am not as good as Cha Chisoo that can express love feelings straightforward. I can’t do it his way like saying, “You’re so lovely!” with a wink. So I’ve practised a lot in front of mirror, even on my ride.
Q: May be, I should give it a try. However, does this acts and compliments really been carried out?
J: In the drama, there are so many quotes like, “IPONE ( Lovely!)” I like this arrangement too. Actually, who don’t like to be complimented? Not only in respectof love, we should also be honest with our feelings. I hope I can praise someone when I see his/her goodness. Say something nice like, “Your dress is so beautiful!” or “You look great today!”
Q: Is there any parts that you’ve improvised in this drama?
J: Basically, the whole story is done according to the original script. There was
not much deviation. Even the winks and playful acts were abide by the original.
Q: There were so many interactions with Lee Chung-Ah. Was there any NG scene?
J: Almost no NG except the kiss scene at the cinema. In that kiss scene, I have to express Cha’s eagerness and aggressiveness. End up, Lee Chung-Ah’s lips bled when the lips rub against teeth. So there were some NGs in that part.
Q: In the drama, Cha Chisoo was quite insensitive to love. At first he thought he was sick. In reality, are you like that, being insensitive to affection?
J: No, I am really sensitive to my feelings. I could almost tell it right the way. However, I won’t take immediate actions. I’d rather get to know her more, learn about her goodness and weakness. Then I will approach when I truly fall for her. Once I start a relationship, I will devote to it whole-heart.
Q: In your viewpoint, what kind of lady is most attractive?
J: It’s hard to describe. Of course, I’d tend to like this and that. But generally, someone that knows me well, with a gracious heart and of common interests will tend to attract me.
Q: Senior-high student Cha Chisoo met with the intern teacher Lee Chung-Ah at school. You were back to the good old high school because of this drama. How was it when you were at High school?
J: A very honest student (chuckle). I played and studied with my friends. I enjoyed sports just like a normal high school student. Then, that student had a dream to be an actor. Speaking of sports, I love soccer so much. Yet, I also like other sports.
Q: What happen after you become popular?
J: What should I say…(chuckle) I am still one of the boys at school.
Q: What was the most difficult part in this shooting?
J: That was the scene when Eunbi met her prince. The filming was done in a castle.
It was so cold and tough. Cha Chi-soo had to sit in an open sports car. In order to make it the best, I made myself to bear with the hardship, whether it was the
extreme cold in an open car or on the roof. Looking back, I might stretch too much!
Q: How special were Cha Chi-soo’s costumes and props?
J: The open sports car was my special request. I had discussed a lot with the stylist before we decided which costumes and props to be used. We even went to shop together and prepared the accessories. In fact, I like all the clothes even after the drama was done.
Q: Indeed, I can tell how much you cared about your roles. On the other hand,
do you have any interests?
J: I like drawing. After shooting “The Sun that embraces the Moon”, I went to
New York. I visited many galleries on this trip. I had so much inspirations from
the art works. I thought, perhaps I can also express my feelings through drawings. Nevertheless, I don’t even have any basic training. I just draw on my own. I hope
I can share my feelings and emotions through drawings.
Q: What was your favorite scene in this drama?
J: My favorite was the scene when Cha Chi-soo cooked ramen for Eun-bi. I have never done this for anyone before, not even cooked any meals. I was so concentrated and cooked the ramen sincerely. That was a very impressive unforgettable scene.
Q: So did you eat the ramen after filming?
J: No, I did not have a chance ‘cause I had to move on to the next shooing. What a shame!
Q: Do you often cook ramen?
J: I often have ramen but I don’t know how to cook. Thus, look forward to tomorrow’s special event when I cook it for the Japanese fans. It is not a usual one but a traditional authentic Korean style.
Q: Did you practice?
J: No, not yet. But I have some cooking experience. This is my first challenge to cook ramen for fans. So when you taste my ramen, do enjoy it! (cheers)
Q: Continuously shooting “49 Days”, “The Flower Boy Ramen Shop” and recently “The Sun that embraces the Moon”, what will be your next plan?
Do you want to challenge any particular role in your next work?
J: Finished with “The Sun that embraces the Moon”, I went to New York immediately. Afterwards, I came to Japan. I have not decided on any projects. It is still under discussion. So far, many of my roles are lovable characters, which resembles myself. Going forward, I am considering a more serious role that may have some dark sides.
Q: So right now is your temporary short break?
J: Well..currently I am still a student and have arrangements with my school. For the first half year, I have planned some overseas FM and promotions. I hope to meet my fans face to face. They always give strength to move forward. In addition, I can take some rest, as well as planning for my next project.
Translated by snowy
March 24, 2018
Today I participated in “The March of Our Lives.” lead by students all over the USA to protest the killing of innocent lives due to the lack of laws that restrict the sales of guns. There were actually over 800 marches! HERE is the official website. I went to the March in Boston.
I have been teaching for a while now and I have seen first hand the changes in the many drills we have at school to keep our students safe. At the beginning, I was required to do First Aid and CPR training every two years (I still am.) and we have about 4 practice Fire Drills during the school year.
Then after the September 11th attacks, we had to think of how to protect our kids in the event of a terrorist attack. We held a meeting and the result was that every classroom was equipped with first aid supplies, water and some food items…and story books to keep the children entertained. These supplies were meant to last us for a day or so.
After the attacks on the Sandy Elementary school, in December 14, 2012, I have attended other meetings. The topic of these seemed at the beginning surreal to me… we had to learn to do what we call a “Lockdown.” this basically means that you learn how to protect the lives of your students and school staff in case a “shooter” comes into the school. Sadly this has become a reality we have to plan to.
In our school, have two buildings, my Spanish classroom is the “Specialist” building along with music, art, and science. And my classroom is the first one you see when you enter the building. It’s very small and only has one door. There is no closet. The thoughts of such a scenario in my case and surviving are very slim. I am a sitting duck with a bunch of sitting ducklings! All I can do is ask angels to always protect us!
I wish I was being melodramatic… but…
…there have been 63 shootings in schools across this country since the Sandy Elementary School Shooting on December 14, 2012 where 20 elementary children and 6 Staff members died. And even more shocking there has been a school shooting every week this year!!! That’s 17 shootings so far. Cr. CNN HERE And what is our president’s response? “I’ll pay a bonus to teachers who carry guns in class.” So disheartening! I wish on every star I see, that these laws get passed… our children shouldn’t have to worry about their safety at school. And honestly neither should I! That is what a government is supposed to do!!! Please send good energy to us!
This photo is from the day of the Shooting at the Sandy Elementary School… Cr. CBS . You can feel the terror in that little boy… and the little girl trying to comfort him…
This is a memorial in honor of the 26 victims… Cr. CBS. It’s been over 5 years!
These are my photos from “The March of Our Lives” in Boston today…
We congregated at the Madison Park Technical Vocational High School:
I found a high place to stand on and I was able to take this video of the Marchs’ start:
I took these along the way:
I was walking with this group…it included teachers and nurses…
We did not make to the end… we marched for three hours but it was moving so slow… this is what it looked like at the end of the march at the Boston Common. 50,000 people!!! No wonder!!!
These were other marches all around the U.S.
Pennsylvania Av. Washington D.C. Cr. Alex Brandon.
The Washington Mall. Washington D.C. Cr. Alex Edelman
This is Emma Gonzalez, one of the leaders of this March, from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School speaks. Cr. Mandel Ngan
She is so real, so moving… she made me cry …
I’m one of those that can’t believe this girl is only 11 years old:
And this young man… David Hogg…another of the leaders of the March, he worked that crowd… he’s so full of passion and wisdom! Future president? I would totally vote for him over what we have currently!
Loved this kid too: he was going on and on about arming teachers and I was so upset and then he totally changed his discourse…it was so beautiful! He made me feel so good about being a teacher… Thank you !!!
New York. Cr. Craig Ruttle
Parkland, Florida. Cr. Joe Skipper
Phoenix, Arizona. Cr. Matt York.
Today was also the “Earth Hour” a World Wild Fund event where many people turn off the lights for an hour all over the world to raise awareness of all the things that are destroying our planet. Link: HERE
We had dinner by candle light and relived some of the experiences from the march. I stayed sitting staring at the candle afterwards trying to reconcile my thoughts. To find some peace. Some call it praying… So many things I care about feel so messed up and so hard to solve… but today it felt good to do something. It makes me believe that we can make a change. I am happy to have marched for my life… for my students … and for my planet! Please…send us good energy! 감사합니다!